Detroit goalie Jimmy Howard left after the first period with a lower-body injury. His counterpart, Jaroslav Halak, had 17 saves for New York.
Kronwall’s power-play goal with 4:33 remaining in the first period gave the Red Wings the lead, and van Riemsdyk tied it 60 seconds later with his power-play score.
Riley Sheahan and Nyquist also scored in the first for Detroit and Jimmy Howard finished with 24 saves. The Red Wings fell to 1-5 in shootouts this season.
Mike Santorelli scored Toronto’s second shootout goal, and the Maple Leafs beat the Detroit Red Wings 2-1 on Wednesday night.
Babcock signed a four-year extension with the Red Wings in 2010, which expires at the end of the 2014-2015 campaign.
Helm’s wrist shot past Cam Talbot broke a 2-2 tie midway through the third period and capped a three-goal comeback that lifted the Red Wings to their second straight win.
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Toronto topped Detroit for the first time in three games this season, and the Maple Leafs have won back-to-back contests after a three-game skid in which they were outscored 17-5.
Ouellet played four games with the Red Wings last season and appeared briefly in Detroit’s first-round playoff series against Boston.
The younger Howe says chronic back pain, advanced stages of dementia and high blood pressure are taking a toll on his bedridden father.